We stayed here for one night on the 19th July while visiting friends in the area. We had a good price for bed and breakfast, it also included use of the hotel facilities (mini-gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and swimming pool). When we arrived we were greeted by a impressive display in the grounds, a large vintage fire engine in a glass case (it's built by Leyland, and has a story on the info board in front of it). As we walked up to the impressive entrance we noticed they'd got the red carpet out for us (not really, they were expecting a wedding party any time). There's a giant chair opposite reception for people to take amusing photos in.
We arrived two hours before check in time, but went anyway, and they allowed us in early as the room had already been prepared.
The room was on the small side (standard room), but very well appointed, nicely decorated with cushions on the bed and plenty of pillows. There was a desk/dressing table with hair dryer and straighteners built in. There was a notice saying the straighteners are sterilised as part of the room cleaning process, but my wife had her own anyway. Also on the desk was a small hi-fi, kettle, tea and coffee making sachets, and bottled water for each person. There was a large screen tv, free wifi, and an ethernet socket if needed. Plenty of power sockets. An ironing board and iron were in the room, as was a wardrobe with a digital safe in it. Also in the wardrobe was two bagged, dressing gowns and slippers for you use, although we didn't use them. A nice touch though.The room wanted for nothing, apart from possibly being a bit bigger.
The bathroom had a bath and shower, and was nicely tiled and clean. A range of small bottles soaps and shampoo were supplied, along with plenty of towels. There was a built in sink/vanity unit with large mirror. The sound from the tv was even piped into the bathroom via a speaker in the ceiling.
The pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and mini-gym were a nice included add-on, and the first thing we headed for after we checked in. When you go in you are given a hotel towel to use to sit on in the sauna etc. The jacuzzi was my favourite, lovely and warm, and the bubbles soothed the weeks aches and pains away. We tried everything out except the steam room and mini-gym and they were all great. Nicely styled with pot ornaments around such as a crocodile, a theme which was all around the hotel, as there are lots of statues dotted around.
Breakfast is taken in the Capri Restaurant, one of the Banqueting rooms by the look of it. It's very up market, with waitresses on hand, and (a head waitress presumably) on the door to book you in, and offer you a Bucks Fizz to start you off. Then you're shown to a table and asked if you want any tea and coffee, and toast. Then you are told to help yourself to anything from the buffet breakfast. There's plenty to choose from, full english breakfast, assorted fruit, yoghurts, fruit juices, cereals. Everything you could want, and as much as you want.
There was a nice bar area with plenty of seating, also acted as a lounge during the day I guess. We didn't use the bar, as we were visiting friends that evening, but it looked nice.
The only fault we could find was that our upper floor room, and the whole upper floor corridors were far too hot. We had a small fan in our room, but it was useless at combating the heat. We slept with the window open all night, but this didn't help much and then added road noise which made it hard to sleep. With the window closed you couldn't hear a thing. They could really do with aircon units rather than fans which just move the warm air around, even if they're only portable aircon units. Although seeing how hotels abroad have aircon installed with the fan part outside the room on the outside wall, it wouldn't be a massive job to install proper aircon in the upper floor rooms. If the room had been cooler it would have been perfect, but still an amazing hotel to pamper yourselves for a weekend. If it had had that, it would have got the full 5 stars from me.
We found it very good value for money for what you got included (breakfast, and use of Spa facilities). We will definitely stay here again when visiting our friends next time (hopefully, they'll have done something about the heat, we did mention it on check-out and the receptionist said they're looking at larger fans, so must be something they're aware of).
We didn't know it until we got there, not putting two and two together, but Leyland is the home of Leyland Commercial Vehicles, buses, lorries etc, and there is a good Commercial Vehicle Museum just down the road which is worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Leyland Hotel is situated in the heart of Lancashire with direct access onto J28 of the M6 to perfect for exploring all that the North West has to offer. The hotel has 93 superbly appointed bedrooms, swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.Relax and unwind in the contemporary surroundings of the J28 Bar & Lounge and the Four Seasons Restaurant. Free fibre optic wifi is available for all guests usage and ample free car parking is onsite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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